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  • proper noun A canton of Switzerland (its French name).


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  • _Coryat's Crudities hastily gobled up in five moneths travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia, commonly called the Grisons country, Helvetia alias Switzerland, some parts of high Germany and the

    English Travellers of the Renaissance

  • The Grisons is the only Swiss Canton in which there are bears still remaining.

    Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino

  • Paul called his Grisons mercenaries 'Angels sent from Heaven.']

    Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction

  • On his mission to the country of the Grisons, he was met everywhere with the cry "Death to the Capuchins!"

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The lad who attended the strangers was soon ascertained to be a youth from the Grisons country, who acted as their guide, as far as his knowledge of the mountains permitted.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • I had occasion to pass a week in the autumn in the little old town of Coire or Chur, in the Grisons, where lies buried that very ancient British king, saint, and martyr, Lucius,1 who founded the Church of St. Peter, on

    Roundabout Papers

  • Lugano, a town of the Grisons (a free people, God wot) where he found a printing press, from whence he squirted his filth at some respectable characters in the republic, which he had been obliged to abandon.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The pass was controlled by the Grisons League but in 1620 was seized by the Spaniards, who enjoyed the support of the Catholic faction (under Rudolf Planta).


  • His wife was probably a native of the Grisons, whom he had met down there, and who died soon after their marriage.


  • Genoa, the Grisons, and Bale was a pretext for continuing his bric-a-brac purchases, Holbein's _Saint Peter_ being added to his treasures.



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